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Special Thanks

Acknowledgements This Manual could not have been written— indeed, the Junior Police Academy would not exist—without the generosity of our donors.

Special thanks go to Chief Tom Clemons, Seward, Alaska, for his inspiration and support;

To respect their privacy, we withhold their names, but we hope they understand the depth of our appreciation. We work everyday to justify the confidence all our donors have shown in us and in our mission.

Chief Pat Fuller

Chief Pat Fuller (former Chief of the AISD Police Department, Austin, Texas) for not only shepherded this program, but allowing us to have some fun in the process.

We also benefit mightily from the time and dedication of countless volunteers and staff, including:

Officer Suzanne D’Ambrose, Monmouth County Voc-Tech School, Freehold, New Jersey, for her insights, dedication & indispensable energy.

Kelly LeConte, Program Director David Dierks, Executive Officer June Mellon, Program Coordinator Paul Kutak, Accounting

Patricia Lyle, Retired Principal of Lamar Middle School, Austin, Suzanne D’Ambrose Texas Officer Rick Jennings, Pequannock Community Policing

Greg Bolin

Assistant Chief Terry Zeigler of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department



Dr. Cynthia Lane, Superintendent of the Kansas City Public Schools

Officer Mark Dillon: Retired, Hanford Police Department, California

Officer Steve Williams of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

Captain Tom Long: Retired, Herkimer Police Department, New York

Chief Rick Armstrong of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department

Deputy Cory Hughston: former Crime Prevention Specialist, Victoria County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Lisa Garcia, Director of Student Services, Kansas City Public Schools

the late Edward J. Cain, Jr., Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, who, like the Northern Star, provided guidance – helped me take an idea and turn it into something that shines.

Finally, we acknowledge the tremendous contributions of our Advisory Council, past and present: Sgt Robert Goetz, Everett Police Department

Sgt Robert Goetz

And to Robert LeConte, to whom this program is lovingly dedicated.

Officer Mitchell Garcia: Houston Police Department, Texas

Robert LeConte

You have all enriched this program. To each of you, our heartfelt thanks.

Officer James Adams: Hanford Police Department, California Officer John Clapp: formerly with White Settlement Police Department, Texas Officer James Taylor: Goshen Township Police Department, Ohio



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